Office of the President
May 15, 2010
thank you note at the end of our successful exhibition.
and colleagues, brothers and sisters in the ethnic press and media:
our exhibition is being concluded, I am taking this opportunity to express
my thanks and gratitude to all of you who helped to build one more
successful event. Our exhibition attracted more than 5,000 visitors, among
them government officials, marketing authorities and young students from
high schools and also schools of journalism. The 210 publications
participated in this venue showcased the good quality and the ability of
the ethnic publications and its publishers and editors to honour the
principles, the traditions and heritage
of this great country of ours for a free
and independent press.
opportunity also I want to express my gratitude to all of you who
volunteered and helped with your time and enthusiasm during this great
event. Special thanks goes to brother Ahmed Hotaki, Saad Alsafar, Mahesh
Abeyewardene, Suleyman Guven, Neel Nanda, Logan Logarithman,Verad
Dimitrova, Elizabeth E. Philbert. My gratitude goes one more time to Asha
Rajak. Special thanks to Luba Cherni and Andrei for their fantastic job
and the perfect entertainment they provided in a very multicultural
thank full to all of them for their dedication and many hours of hard work
dedicated to this project.
ceremonies were attended by more than 700 guests and members of our
organization, thirty eight members of the diplomatic corps in Toronto, Dr.
Michael Ignatieff, Leader of
the Official Opposition and Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Dr.
Eric Hoskins, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Ontario, Minister
Sophia Angelonitis, Minister of Consumer and Commercial relations of
Ontario and His Worship David Miller, the Mayor of Toronto with a great
number of City representatives and Councilors.
It was a
great event, and thanks to your participation. The exhibition now moves to
its second phase for Montreal and Ottawa, as soon as we are ready for this
move. Finally, I want to express our gratitude to Canadian Heritage,
Publications Assistance Program, to Leonard Lombardy, President and CEO of
CHIN International, Jack Kyriazakos, President and CEO of Brazilian
Canadian Com. , Tom Michalopoulos, President and CEO Coffee Time Donuts,
Kathy L. Lin, my brother John and Asif A. Khan for their financial support
of the event.
all for your help and cooperation,
With all my
respect in solidarity,
President and CEO